About GrazCare

A focused eye today for the
finest success tomorrow.
Our story.

We provide New Zealand with monitored grazing on specialist grazier’s properties for cattle, sheep and other livestock. Here your livestock will receive expert oversight, ensuring they are in the best of health.

Be it younger animals during critical growth phases or older stock maintaining weight over winter, thanks to our work you can be assured diligent monitoring and focused care will provide peak weight and productivity.

Our History

Back in 1996 New Zealand’s farming industry was beginning to recognise the cost of poorly developed young stock from poor grazing. GrazCare was formed to ensure Kiwi farmers could call on the right expertise and raise their productivity standards as they raised their stock.

From early beginnings testing the service the company expanded to cover the North and South Islands in 2015. Our focus has been to develop a team of successful graziers – those who understand the special needs of growing young stock and can consistently provide the most focused care to meet these needs.

With staff now based throughout New Zealand, we have the resources to put ideas into action no matter where our clients may be. Dedicated, experienced and passionate about their work, our company has grown from a two-man band to a sizeable team.


The Team

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John Harrison


John has worked principally in large animal practices throughout his veterinary career.  He has been a Practice owner since 1976 and has 12 years involved with New Zealand Veterinary Association as a Council member, 12 years as Chairperson of the Veterinary Professional Insurance Society and 5 years as Chairperson of VetLearn Board. For over 40 years he was involved with the management and development of the VetEnt business from its head office in Te Awamutu.

In 2019 following his retirement from VetEnt in late 2018, John and his wife Janet along with their daughter Jill purchased the GrazCare business from VetEnt. So it has become an active retirement with John hard at work on GrazCare’s long-term planning and daily processes with a focus on developing and maintaining strong relationships with our clients and suppliers.
It's busy away from work too, be it out on the e-bike or enjoying time running around after 5 grandchildren.


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Jill Harrison


Jill is the founder of her own management consultancy which follows a career in the engineering consulting industry working in New Zealand and overseas on the set up and delivery of infrastructure development programmes. Returning to Te Awamutu in 2016 has seen her working with the VetEnt group of companies in both a consulting and employment capacity.

The purchase of GrazCare in conjunction with her parents John & Janet in 2019 is a natural partnership with a 20 year career focused on business operations & improvement and systems and process improvement.  Call it the control freak side of the business - or a dedication to ensuring clients and graziers expectations are set clearly then met or exceeded with as little fuss as possible.

The spare time pursuits include spending time with friends and family, umpiring netball locally or those rare moment - getting back in to the workshop to try her hand at furniture making.